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Sun Devils rise into Top 10 with blitz of Jayhawks

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Arizona State coach Bobby Hurley couldn’t have written the script any better.  His Sun Devils, who were coming off an 82-70 victory over St. John’s at Staples Center, took an eye-popping 95-85 win over Kansas at Phog Allen Field House on Sunday afternoon.  Suffice it to say, Arizona State has arrived as proven with it’s No. 5 …

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Marching to Madness Episode 206: Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Florida State head coach Leonard Hamilton. Topics of discussion include: the team’s recent win over Florida, getting better on the glass, creating depth, how Terance Mann and Phil Cofer are rising stars, M.J. Walker’s production as a freshman, and so much more. It’s another exciting …

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Ellis, Chanticleers continue to march forward

In SEC, Sun Belt Conference by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross With two of the best ambassadors in college basketball in Frank Martin and Cliff Ellis and then two schools in the same state separated by roughly 175 miles, a potential Coastal Carolina vs. South Carolina rivalry seems logical.  The two schools took steps towards that on the basketball court on Saturday as South Carolina took a thrilling …

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Gravett arrives late, passes Gamecocks past Chanticleers

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Hassani Gravett scored on a layup off dribble penetration in the half court and converted a free throw with 6.5 seconds remaining as South Carolina shaded Coastal Carolina, 80-78, and won for the eighth time in ten tries this season. Gravett made up for an errant throw out of bounds on the possession as he tried to …

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Starting guard trio initiating Cyclones’ lift off

In College Basketball by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross The Iowa State Cyclones were supposedly rebuilding to the point where they would sink to the lower echelon of the deep Big 12 this season before making it’s way back.  Coach Steve Prohm and his new Cyclones squad had obviously had no pretenses of such preseason chatter as they have won six in a row after an …

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Marching to Madness Episode 205: Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard

In Podcast by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in Texas Tech head coach Chris Beard. Topics of discussion include: the team’s recent overtime win over Nevada, combining experience with depth, how Keenan Evans and Jarrett Culver affect games, and so much more. It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness! Be sure to subscribe to …

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Marching to Madness Episode 204: ESPN analyst Dino Gaudio

In College Basketball by Blake Lovell

In this episode of Marching to Madness, hosts Blake Lovell and Ken Cross welcome in ESPN college basketball Dino Gaudio. Topics of discussion include: Florida’s recent struggles, the West Virginia-Virginia matchup, Villanova and the Big East, early superlatives with thoughts on college basketball’s best player and team, and so much more. It’s another exciting episode of Marching to Madness! Be …

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Signature win for Hopkins sparks Washington

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross Signature wins are always unexpected and often come at the expense of college basketball’s elite.  The Washington Huskies announced their arrival in the Mike Hopkins era on Wednesday night with an impressive 74-65 win over No. 2 Kansas in the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Mo. Hopkins spent 22 years as an assistant at Syracuse beside Coach …

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Seminoles get signature ‘W’ in handling Gators

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross So the Florida State Seminoles lost Jonathan Isaac, Dwayne Bacon, and Malik Beasley to the NBA in the last two years, coach Leonard Hamilton has this team at the point where he can recruit consistently at a high level and plug new players in that will perform. Monday night’s 83-66 win over Florida gave FSU it’s signature …

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UNLV growing back into college basketball landscape

In News by Ken Cross

By Ken Cross UNLV coach Marvin Menzies is growing the Rebels slowly yet surely although they dropped their second  game of the week, a 91-88 overtime thriller to Arizona in the Thomas & Mack Center. Menzies know the players and they program have to take steps, but it doesn’t hurt the initial pain of a loss especially the two overtime …